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Rev. Clint Smith
Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, the cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence, and should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual program for Christ’s people.
In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists. – Baptist Faith & Message 2000
Truth #1 – The Bible clearly predicts the hearts of worldly people in the last days.
Truth #2 – God prepares our hearts to live in these Godless days
Truth #3 – God protects hearts of Christians in the last days.
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5, 9, 14; 6:1-10; 31:12-13
Proverbs 3:13; 4:1-10; 8:1-7, 11; 15:14
Matthew 5:2; 7:24; 28:19-20
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Colossians 2:3, 8-9
1 Timothy 1:3-7
2 Timothy 2:15; 3:14-17
James 1:5; 3:17